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Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area

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I've gone here several times, taking my dog for hikes. There are various trails with varying... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Douglas R
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Great time

This was a great place. If the water is not too high you can cross the creek. There are 3 trails to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
324taram
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Highlandville, MO
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I've gone here several times, taking my dog for hikes. There are various trails with varying degrees of difficulty. None are extreme, but some certainly require some athletic ability. There is a river where people can swim or cross the trails. Although the trails are...More

Thank Douglas R
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great place. If the water is not too high you can cross the creek. There are 3 trails to hike. Plenty of parking. There is a shooting range and camping available. Lots of shaded areas. Right off hwy 65

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked a little. Went to the shooting range to site in a couple handguns. Also shot the 130. We got there early about 7:30am before anyone was there. By 8:30 it was full. Very pretty area.

Thank Darlene H
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent area for the nature lover. Primitive camping and hiking in the great outdoors. Also many do trail rides in the park.

Thank jhb910
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were tired of the Branson scene on our family vacation and wanted to be outside and not spend money for a day. This place was perfect! Located right off the highway between Branson and Springfield, it's easy to find. Go left when the road...More

1  Thank work4weekends27
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely trails and scenery here. Not too crowded. Interesting quarry rock area. Nice place to just get away and out in nature

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This area is really natural. Walk right in the river. Enjoy the trees, water, fresh air, and roam to your heart's content. Free ,no permit needed.

Thank spencers1621
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We hiked several trails on the east side of 65. You may wish to take water shoes with to cross the creek/stream. I plan to try trails on the west side of 65 next time.

Thank cubsfan53
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We have hiked most of the trails at Busiek and find them to be nice trails, strenuous at times, but a nice area. We mountain biked one side and it was tough, but pretty fun. We do like the creek running through it as well....More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I love this park. The hiking trails are always well maintained. We've been all over the park & I never grow tired of it. If you enjoy a hike, big or small, this is well worth a stop! Do watch out for the poop 😆...More

Thank Tiffany D
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